SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glowing golden with white bubbly short lasting head. Hoppy and sweet in the nose with wheaty hoppy taste. Nothing too exciting here.
Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt orange with thin white head. Toasty hopped nose. Metallic sharp flavors ... apple predominates. Tangy to a fault.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Orange/Amber color. Hop character was rather bland and the flavor seemed like it was missing something. I wasnt impressed by this IPA. Had a hard time finishing the six-pack.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet, fruity aroma. amber in color, little head. sweet and malty-- the commercial deScription is spot on. lots of fruity flavors. the hops are there, but they last on the palate for only a brief moment. very dry.
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet citrus hop aroma. Very thin hop flavor, followed by decent malt. Not bad, but I don't think I'll buy it again.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber pour, but a disappointing head, that diminishes quickly. Nice citrus aroma of grapefruit and orange. Didn't quite finish right though, as it had a metallic taste. Maybe I had a bad bottle or two. A Good IPA, but not something that stands out as a refined brew.
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall a successful IPA, but nothing I'd seek out. Hoppy nose and finish, but could be stronger. Had a homebrew quality to it for me that lost points.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, @ Federal Jack’s, Kennebunk, Maine.</br> Golden with a fine thin white lacy head. Strong bitter hop aroma. Good bitter hop strength and length on the palate. Classic American IPA. Hopped right out.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber. Medium hop , lighter front . Cream medium body . I found that this IPA is a bit shy; more bitterness appears at the end. Gets better while you drink.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This IPA needs more hops. It's a good Pale ale, but it's thin bodied to me. i'd like to have more maltiness, better body & color, and some hops in the aroma that stand out. Just because it doesn't use American hops doesn't mean it has to be wimpy. I've had Fuggles hopped IPA's that can take on the West Coast's best, but this isn't one of them.